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Senior Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Get to know Okta

Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

Okta’s Workforce Identity Cloud Security Engineering group is looking for an experienced and passionate Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join a team focused on designing and developing Security solutions to harden our cloud infrastructure. We embrace innovation and pave the way to transform bright ideas into excellent security solutions that help run large-scale, critical infrastructure. We encourage you to prescribe defense-in-depth measures, industry security standards and enforce the principle of least privilege to help take our Security posture to the next level. Our Infrastructure Security team has a niche skill-set that balances Security domain expertise with the ability to design, implement, rollout infrastructure across multiple cloud environments without adding friction to product functionality or performance. We are responsible for the ever-growing need to improve our customer safety and privacy by providing security services that are coupled with the core Okta product.

This is a high-impact role in a security-centric, fast-paced organization that is poised for massive growth and success. You will act as a liaison between the Security org and the Engineering org to build technical leverage and influence the security roadmap. You will focus on engineering security aspects of the systems used across our services. Join us and be part of a company that is about to change the cloud computing landscape forever.

Bring all the passion and dedication along and there’s no telling what you could accomplish!

You will work on:

  • Building, running, and monitoring Okta's production infrastructure
  • Be an evangelist for security best practices and also lead initiatives/projects to strengthen our security posture for critical infrastructure
  • Responding to production incidents and determining how we can prevent them in the future
  • Triaging and troubleshooting complex production issues to ensure reliability and performance
  • Identifying and automating manual processes
  • Continuously evolving our monitoring tools and platform
  • Promoting and applying best practices for building scalable and reliable services across engineering
  • Developing and maintaining technical documentation, runbooks, and procedures
  • Supporting a 24x7 online environment as part of an on-call rotation

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • Are always willing to go the extra mile: see a problem, fix the problem.
  • Have experience automating, securing, and running large-scale production IAM and containerized services in AWS (EC2, ECS, KMS, Kinesis, RDS), GCP (GKE, GCE) or other cloud providers.
  • Have knowledge of CI/CD principles, Linux fundamentals, OS hardening, networking concepts, and IP protocols.
  • Have an understanding and familiarity with configuration management tools like Chef and Terraform.
  • Have experience in operational tooling languages such as Ruby, Python, Go and shell, and use of source control.
  • Experience with industry-standard security tools like Nessus, Qualys, OSQuery, Splunk, etc.
  • Experience with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and secrets management

Bonus points for:

  • Experience conducting threat assessments, and assessing vulnerabilities in a high-availability setting.
  • Understand MySQL, including replication and clustering strategies, and are familiar with data stores such as DynamoDB, Redis, and Elasticsearch.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualities:

  • 3+ years of experience architecting and running complex AWS or other cloud networking infrastructure resources
  • 3+ years of experience with Chef and Terraform
  • Unflappable troubleshooting skills
  • Strong Linux understanding and experience.
  • Security background and knowledge.
  • BS In computer science (or equivalent experience).


What you can look forward to as an Full-Time Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

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